In addition, the health sciences includes many types of publications that might not be covered in either style guide. In these instances, we suggest following the closest approximation possible and including all relevant information in the reference. Suggestions of specific citation formats are offered below.
As ACP Journal Club is a journal, cite a review as you would a journal article.
Bogaisky M, Leipzig RM. Vitamin D3, calcium, or both did not prevent secondary fractures in elderly people.
ACP J Club [online]. 2005;143:74.
Cite an entry from ACP's PIER using the authors listed at the end of the module under the heading "Contributors." Use the date listed under "Status": Module Updated as the date of publication.
Kinsinger L, Harris R. Chemoprevention of Breast Cancer. ACP's PIER: Physicians' Information and Education Resource 2005 March 1 [cited Apr 18 2005]. URL: http://online.statref.com/document.aspx?fxid=50docid=2874.
Cite information from Clinical Evidence by its topic heading and be sure to include the [online] modification to distinguish the resource from the print version. For the year, check the copyright date at the bottom of each screen to determine the last update.
Wilt T. Testicular cancer: seminoma. Clinical Evidence [online] 2011 [cited Apr 18]. URL:http://www.clinicalevidence.com/x/systematic-review/1807/overview.html.
Citing a Clinical Practice Guideline:
If the CPG appears in a journal, it is cited as a journal article. If it published independently, follow the format of a book, using the organization as author if no author is specified.
Diabetes Coalition of California, California Diabetes Prevention and Control Program. Basic guidelines for diabetes care. Sacramento (CA): California Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, Department of Health Services; 2003. 26 p.
[Authors]. [Title] (Cochrane Review). In: The Cochrane Library, Issue [number], [year]. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Linde K, Jobst K, Panton J. Acupuncture for chronic asthma (Cochrane Review). In: The Cochrane Library, Issue 4, 2001. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Centre for Reviews and Dissemination. The nursing management of fever in children: a systematic review (DARE Review Document 282830). In: DARE, 2005. University of York: NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination.
Topical NSAIDs of small benefit for corneal abrasion (POEM). In: InfoPOEMs: The Clinical Awareness System, 2004. Wiley Interscience.
Cite the UpToDate topic review as a chapter in a book titled UpToDate, edited by Burton D. Rose, published by UpToDate in Wellesley, MA. As an online service, there are no page numbers to cite. Since UpToDate is released every four months, each topic review will appear (i.e., be published) in each released issue, so the publication year for any topic review should be the current year.
Marion, DW. Diaphragmatic pacing. In: UpToDate, Rose, BD (Ed), UpToDate, Wellesley, MA, 2005.
is the preferred citation style guide in the field of Medicine.
is the preferred citation style guide in the fields of Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Communication Sciences.
Council of Science Editors (CSE), formerly called Council of Biology Editors (CBE), is the preferred citation style guide in the field of Biology.